Tri247 Newsletter


3rd Sep 2012Issue 237

Welcome to the newsletter

That was a very interesting and very mixed weekend - something for everyone, and a knackered Editor trying to keep you right up to speed with all of the happenings in the international triathlon world!

As well as quantity, there was also wide range and styles racing. Yes, we had the 'big two' in the form of (Ironman 70.3 Galway) and (Challenge Walchsee). We had the new kids on the block in (TriStar Monaco) and we had an iconic legend in Powerman Zofingen. The next generation were racing in Aguilas at the Euro Under-23 Champs, while Gerardmer, France proves that you don't need a brand name to create a stunning race for Age Group and Pro athletes alike.

And that's without mentioning the $172,100 (each!) that Javier Gomez and Lisa Norden took home from the Hy-Vee Elite Cup yesterday!

A weekend that really was 'multisport' - and that's before we even mention the UK calendar. Enjoy the newsletter and keep up to speed with all of the results and news from the UK's Number One Triathlon Resource.

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Weekend action

If you haven't been checking the news over the weekend you'll have been missing out on a lot of action! Lucy Gossage powered up the "Bunny" and took Silver at Powerman Zofingen - that's also the ITU World Long Distance Duathlon Championships so there's another trophy in the cabinet for the Amazine Gossage - read the report HERE.

Eimear Mullan (IRL) also picked up Silver, this one at Ironman 70.3 Galway and Natalie Barnard was top Brit out of the three who made the top ten. Joe Skipper was seventh - check out the report HERE.

Of course you also want to know where that $1.1 million prize pot at HyVee went... Did Alistair scoop green rather than gold? Check out the mens race report HERE and the ladies one HERE.

Doctor T (aka Tamsin Lewis) placed fourth at the Gerardmer XL event - a sort-of-half-iron distance that fell out of the old Ironman France course after they moved it to Nice because the original one was just too brutal - there's a report on that one HERE.

The ETU U23 and Youth Championships in Spain saw a Bronze for Tom Bishop with the relay teams picking up a couple more. Check out the report HERE.

We've never heard of athletes being penalised for missing registration but both Katie Hewison and Ritchie Nicholls shrugged them off to win the duathlon-format GE Strathclyde Park event.

Results were in swiftly from the DB Max crew for the Cats Solutions Cotswold Sprint with Nicholas Kastelein and Victoria Wilkinson (Tri Team Glos) taking the wins. Full results are HERE and the supersprint edition ones are HERE. They also did the timing for the Midsomer Triathlon and results for that one are HERE - all these will be rolled into the main database as soon as they are finalised.

Results for the Faringdon Triathlon are on the StuWeb site HERE as are the Daventry Triathlon (HERE) and the Black Country Tri event at Wombourne (HERE).

With a fastest swim time of 18:22 it looks like the surf at the Perranporth Triathlon wasn't too much of an obstacle (or the swim was really short...). The wins went to Neil Eddy and Kate Robson, full results are HERE. Another seaside event a bit further up the coast was the Ilfracombe Triathlon and here it was Tim Reed (North Devon Tri) and Maddie Horton (Certini) who took the honours. Results are on the Race Timing Systems site HERE.

Newby Hall near Ripon looks to be establishing itself as a base for some quality events organised by Mark Livesey's Functional Fitness Coaching. The Rubicon Middle Distance race there was won by Howard Mead (Manchester Tri) and Louise Venables - full results are HERE and the companion sprint distance race results are HERE.

The Market Bosworth lake is a regular home to the Full Boar series of races and Sunday was the turn of the Wild Boar middle distance event. Craig Twigg took a comfortable win with nearly five minutes clear to Kevin Dawson (GI Tri) while Sally Hughes (Mansfied Tri Club) turned in an excellent seventh overall to take the women's race. Full results are HERE.

As we predicted in the weekend preview, racing at the Southwater Park Relays was fast and furious with 135 team of three entered and the venue stuffed to capacity with athletes and supporters. Tuff Fitty's mens open category team took the overall win ahead of Zoom Tri's Zoom Fast mens veterans. Chichester Westgate's junior team took that trophy while the sole female junior team was discovered to have added a bit of testosterone to the mix! Tri to Keep Up took the female open title with the Virgin White Ladies taking the veteran category. The full results are too complex to fit in our database format but you can check them out HERE.

The Llanelli Standard Triathlon's website has the comment that it was hit by "attrocious weather" and the provisional results certainly indicate that times weren't quick. Winners were Joseph Beech (Flemingston Triathletes) and Leanne Boardman. So far they only have finish times up, the link for those is HERE.

The Shrewsbury Severn Triathlon was won by Andrew Moore (MammothLifestyle RT) and Jen Seager (Stafford Tri Club). Results are in but are quoted as provisional so we've just added a link HERE for the moment.

There are LOTS (!) of other results in the UK's number one triathlon results database - click below to find yours. Remember, where you see the triVIEWER icon, you can replay your race in graphic simulation form.


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